Justin Garner Photography


I regularly deliver talks to camera clubs across the UK face to face and virtually using software such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams. 
This talk covers lighting techniques in portraiture and product photography. I share my setups using illustrations and images from behind the scenes, giving you an insight into the thought and process of creating the final image. 
This is an insight into my journey taking macro images. I cover the techniques I use to get high-quality images. You will see behind the scenes, images showing setups and equipment that I use. I also cover how I use focus stacking to get images sharp from front to back.
High Dynamic Range
Within the lockdown of 2020 I decided to take on the challenge of taking an image every day from within the grounds of my home. This talk covers the best part of this mini-project. I share my ideas with behind-the-scenes images of the setups and lighting. 

Up coming dates


2nd December – Cork Camera Club – (Macro Photography – Zoom)


20th January – Keyworth Camera Club – (Home Photography – Zoom)

1st February – Sandhurst Camera Club – (Macro Photography – Zoom)

10th March – Lytham St Annes PS – (Home Photography) – Face to Face)

15th March – Stafford Camera Club – (Macro Photography – Face to Face) 

6th April – Hebden Bridge Camera Club – (Lighting Behind the Image – Face to Face)

27th April – Snappersquad Stoke on Trent – Macro Photography – Face to Face

19th May – Sale Photographic Society – (New Landscape Talk – Face to Face)

25th May – Lichfield Camera Club – (Macro Photography – Face to Face)

15th September – Alsager – (Macro Photography – Face to Face)

21st September – Afan Nedd Camera Club – (Macro Photography – Zoom)

9th November – Garstang Camera Club – (Macro Photography – Face to Face)


6th March –  Blythe Bridge Camera Club – (Macro Practical – Face to Face) 


“What a superb evening. I was especially taken with the idea of photographing flowers at night – though I think I’ll wait until spring. It’s really good to see, not only other people’s original images, but the details of how they were taken. Clearly, most of Justin’s effort goes into the careful positioning of bits of mostly inexpensive kit rather than into post-processing. His experimenting with and understanding of light was eye-opening.” – North West Bristol Camera Club. 


“Justin Garner was our guest speaker on Thursday 11th November and gave an excellent and engaging presentation on Macro Photography, using his own beautiful and cleverly crafted images to illustrate how to tackle this genre.  He explained things in a way that didn’t baffle the less technically minded in his audience, and came up with some very useful hints on how to avoid spending a fortune on accessories for setting up shots, particularly in a studio.  Simplicity was a watchword, but often that simplicity was achieved after considerable thought and preparation, as he demonstrated with one of his own images which he realised he’d taken too quickly and which could have been improved with a little bit of forethought. 

In the second half, he concentrated on the use of focus stacking – and again made something that sounds horribly technical seem quite straightforward.  Justin’s passion for photography, and desire to encourage others to get as much from it as he does, shone through and if anyone is interested in trying some of his techniques to improve their images, then you’ll find him on various social media platforms.”  –  Earlston Camera Club